Keyboarding

Good Morning Friends.

I'd like to be able to say that I got a lot of things done yesterday, and while I think I had, on the whole, a really good day, I do think that it was not nearly as productive as I might have liked. Alas. But things need to get done, and they don't do themselves.

I did, yesterday, finally get a real keyboard for use at my desk. My hands like this new set up a lot, its nice when the keys go down all the way. It has lead to a number of quick realizations: - The arrow keys are too far away. I finally understand the vim convention to use "h-j-k-l" keys as directional keys in command mode. - I use command enter as a personal command trigger, and it makes little sense on "real" keybaords. - Always, but particularly now, If I'm going to learn and use vim I need to find a good way to map the escape key to something closer. I was think F3 or F4, mostly because my caps-lock key is already "control." Sigh. I'm a dweeb. - Actually I think I rarely use the right-shift key, I wonder if that could become escape? Key re-mapers, be in touch with me.

I finished the first new scene for Breakout and did some more structural work. I have a system established for the missing part, and it's going better. My task for the moment is to work on editing and going through what I've already written and try to integrate it into the hypertext. While I feel uncomfortable writing short works that stand on their own, I like writing the small bits. So progress here is good.

I think that at some point in the next couple of weeks, I'll begin posting little bits, here and there, of what I'm working on for Breakout. Just because I can.

I've been giving some thought to the development of my Internet projects. While I really like drupal, and I do want to do something new with TealArt, and I think that I've made some important progress, it's going pretty slowly, and I'm starting to realize (finally) that there's too much recreation of the wheel.

The other thing that I realized in the past few days is that, since I started tychoish.com in June I've been averaging about 20,000 words a month. I don't know, I think that's rather a lot of words. While I really like writing these entries, and I think there's something that I'm doing differently this time around, I think it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if I spent my 20k of blogging words a month writing things that were less drivel-y. Still blogging about the same, but if I blogged actual fiction or something...

So I'm actually leaning towards ditching the drupal project and cooking something up using wordpress and the instance tychoish.com as the "home" of my sites. I'll need to stew on that for a whilew, but I think it might be able to resolve the conflict of these last three paragraphs with one solution, but we'll see, of course.

Ok, I think I've blathered enough here. Have a great day, and I'll catch you on the flip-side.

Onward and Upward!

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